American Heart Month and Go Red for Women


The Nation Goes Red in February

National Wear Red Day® – Friday, February 7, 2020

The first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. This annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke.

Go Red for Women®

Go Red for Women® is the American Heart Association’s global initiative to end heart disease and stroke in women. Launched in 2004 to close the gap in awareness, Go Red quickly expanded into a worldwide movement dedicated to removing the barriers women face to achieving good health and wellbeing.

It’s no longer just about wearing red; it’s no longer just about sharing heart health facts. It’s about all women making a commitment to stand together with Go Red and taking charge of their own heart health as well as the health of those they can’t bear to live without. Making a commitment to your health isn’t something you have to do alone either, so grab a friend or a family member and make a Go Red Healthy Behavior Commitment today.

American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is an ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. The first American Heart Month, which took place in February 1964, was proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson via Proclamation 3566 on December 30, 1963. Congress, by joint resolution on that date, has requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating February as American Heart Month.

While American Heart Month is a federally designated month in the United States, it’s important to realize that cardiovascular disease knows no borders. Learn more.




Waterman Information Sessions

Waterman Information Sessions – View Invitation
Curious about the changes taking place at the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory (Waterman)? Heard the name, but never visited? Interested in learning about the new technology in the Wittmeyer conference room? Come out (free parking) to one of four info sessions being held in February!

Content of these info sessions will focus on:
• Wittmeyer conference room – Training on the new audio/visual upgrades
• Future vision for Waterman, and anticipated timelines
• Forms, policies and procedures

Tuesday, February 11th, 10:00A.M.- 12:00 P.M.
Tuesday, February 11th, 1:00P.M.- 3:00 P.M.
Tuesday, February 25th, 10:00A.M.- 12:00 P.M.
Tuesday, February 25th, 1:00P.M.- 3:00 P.M.

Fill out this scheduling poll to indicate which session you plan to attend (MAX per session ~40 people).

Location: Wittmeyer conference room, Headquarters Building: 2490 Carmack Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210

For more info on the information session, contact: Andrew “Dewey” Mann, Ph.D., Director of Waterman at

Target Audiences for these particular sessions: Lab instructors, research groups, and others who use space around Waterman, specifically the Wittemeyer Conference Room.

Microsoft Security Vulnerability

The Office of the Chief Information Officer has made us aware of critical security vulnerabilities identified by Microsoft. Our IT teams are working with OCIO to update affected university owned computers and devices. These efforts will happen automatically; no intervention is required on your part.

In the fast-moving world of information technology, hackers make careers out of exploiting vulnerabilities in software and hardware. Keeping devices such as your phone, laptop, and desktop computer up to date serve as best practices to combat against malicious software that can infect your machine and bring about loss of data, identity theft, or financial hardship. We encourage you to take this opportunity to make sure that your home and personally owned devices are up to date as well.

Details on this specific vulnerability for Windows 10 devices and some versions of Windows Server can be found here. To update personally owned systems running Windows 10:
1) Press the Windows Key on your keyboard
2) Type “Check for Updates” without quotes and hit enter
3) Click the box “Check for Updates” to download and install the latest operating system, and follow the on-screen instructions

Any questions about this vulnerability, please email Additionally, now is also a good time to remember to forward any suspicious / malicious messages to If you have specific security questions, please email


We’re celebrating 150 years of The Ohio State University, formerly the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). We invite CFAES Buckeyes Worldwide to participate in our sesquicentennial by sharing a photo of you with our sesquicentennial pennant during your daily activities or global travels. To do this, take a picture with your pennant and submit it here: Include your name, your connection to CFAES or your CFAES major(s), your graduation year (if you’ve already graduated), and a short story about your time at CFAES and/or where you are now. Find us on social media and join in on the fun @CFAES_OSU, #CFAES150. Help us reach a goal of 150 pictures around the world during 2020!